Youngstown State Penguins vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Youngstown State Penguins at Stroh Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Falcons sit at 3-3 (2-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Penguins are currently 3-4 (2-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bowling Green is 0-1 OU, and Youngstown State is 2-1 OU.
The Penguins were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons - Penguins odds would favor the Falcons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bowling Green is rated No. 296 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Youngstown State is at No. 311. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-70 win for the Penguins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (66.7 points per game) against a Penguins defense that sits as the No. 290 at 72.9 PPG. The Falcons have been averaging 42.6% from the field, almost the same as the Penguins have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.
Youngstown State was an 85-78 loser in its last match at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Kendrick Perry went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Kent State handed Youngstown State an 85-78 defeat at Beeghly Center.
Bowling Green won its last outing, a 70-65 result against Detroit on November 27. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Jordon Crawford went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Bowling Green over Detroit, 70-65, on Tuesday at Stroh Center.
Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Geneva are 1-0
After playing Kent State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wright State are 0-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Penguins at Falcons trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Youngstown State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Bowling Green is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Bowling Green is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Youngstown State home to Geneva, Thursday, December 6
Bowling Green home to Wright State, Monday, December 3